Deck the halls: 19 fun alternative Christmas trees

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19 fun alternative Christmas trees | Mum's Grapevine

Christmas with babies and toddlers usually means you spend the month of December cleaning up broken baubles and lots of fallen pine needles. If you have a toddler who can’t keep his or her hands to themselves we’ve fixed your Christmas conundrum!

Here are 19 not so traditional alternative Christmas trees.

1. Balls of fun

Easy DIY Honeycomb ball alternative Christmas Tree

We’re going a little cray-cray over this fun and colourful Christmas tree idea. Stick half open honeycomb balls on the wall with painters tape and you’re done. Simple! (via Studio DIY)

2. Christmas tree pallets

Recycled palate alternative Christmas tree with string lights

Have an old pallet lying around? Turn it into the backing for a rustic Christmas tree. (via Redhead can Decorate)

3. One for the kids

PVC piping alternative Christmas Tree

Christmas is all about the kiddies. Place their favourite toys and mementos into individual tubes for a Christmas tree they’ll really love. (via Martha Stewart)

4. Sketch one up

DIY Brown Paper Christmas Tree

Grab a sheet (or three) of brown paper and use your artistic skills to sketch up a tree. (via Style me Pretty)

5. Have a read

Stack books in a Christmas tree pattern then twist Christmas lights around to make a gorgeous feature

If and your family are book worms then Christmas is the perfect excuse to pay homage to your favourite past time. Stack books in a Christmas tree pattern then twist Christmas lights around to make a gorgeous feature. Just make sure you don’t want to read one of the books till January! (Via Family Sponge)

6. Brush strokes

Paint a Christmas tree onto a large canvas for a hassle free decoration

Painting canvas with a Christmas tree is an inexpensive and easy alternative to the real thing. Get the biggest canvas you can find for real WOW factor. (via Shelterness)

7. Grab some chalk

A chalkboard tree makes a fun and modern alternative to the traditional Christmas tree

Maybe you have got a chalkboard wall in your house, or been thinking of doing one? Now is the time! Drawing a tree is the easiest Christmas decorating you will ever do. (via Mr Kate)

8. Stems in a vase

Alternatives to Christmas Trees

This is somewhere between a Christmas tree and not a Christmas tree. Try having some branches instead a whole tree this year. Ideal if you still want that festive scent around the house! (via Enjoy your home)

9. Or a piece of ply…

Painted plywood makes an alternative Christmas Tree

If you don’t want to paint a wall you can try a chalkboard tree on a piece of wood. (via Jaymee Srp)

10. It’s all about the ornaments

Gather all your Christmas ornaments to make a great Christmas tree alternative

Gather all your ornaments for a Christmas tree with real bling factor! (via How to Decorate)

11. Why not try a cactus

Add a little fun to Christmas with a Christmas tree cactus!

Cactus’s can be a bit prickly but we love them all the same. Dress one up for Christmas this year to and add a little fun to the traditional festivities. And remember to stick with a fake one to save any injuries! (via Sugar and Cloth)

12. Too many cards?

Make your Christmas tree our of Christmas cards this year!

Bombarded with Christmas cards this year? Take inspiration from this Christmas card Christmas tree. Maybe you just like the pretty pictures on the front! (via Home Life)

13. Just hanging around

Simple idea for an alternative Christmas Tree

Hang different lengths of wooden dowel with string and voila, you have a very sleek Christmas tree! None of the mess of a real tree and none of the effort of putting up a fake one – we like! (via Hank & Hunt)

14. Paint + Plywood = Fabulous!

Plywood Fluro Christmas Tree

Taking up next to no space this painted Christmas tree on plywood still makes you want to sing Jingle bells without having to step around a giant tree! (via Lovely Indeed)

15. Rustic Christmas time

Get back to nature and collect a handful of branches for a rustic Christmas wall hanging

Get back to nature and collect a handful of branches from outside. String them together and add some colourful babbles to make this rustic Christmas wall hanging. (via Uberall Nirgendwo)

16. Paper print out

Print out this DIY Alternative Christmas Tree - easy!

It looks like fabric but it is actually a large print (like the ones you have done for house plans). Find a nice photo of a tree and get yourself to Officeworks and have it printed as big as you can! (via Almost Makes Perfect)

17. Got a garland?

Christmas Tree Garland

Got a colourful garland in the nursery or kids room? Shape it into a tree to add a pop of Christmas to bare white walls. They look super cute! (via Style Files)

18. Bits and bobs

A Christmas tree made from bits and bobs around the house!

If your drawers and cupboards are full of bits and bobs you can put them to good use and create a ‘shabby chic’ tree on the wall. (via Apartment Therapy)

19. Washi Chrissy tree

Washi tape Christmas tree

Ok, it’s official. We’re wild about wash tape! Create your own Christmas tree on the wall in minutes using colourful tape. Add felt balls to the bottom if you want a little more sparkle. (via Bettina Holst)

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